Internal medicine

Internal Medicine (IM) is a very broad specialty that encompasses many subspecialties. These include, but are not limited to, Cardiovascular (Cards), Endocrinology/Diabetes/Metabolism (Endo), Gastroenterology (GI), Hematology/Oncology (Heme/Onc), Infectious Disease (ID), Nephrology (Nephro), Pulmonology (Pulm), and Rheumatology (Rheum) in adult and geriatric populations.[1] Internal medicine does not typically treat pediatric or pregnant patients.

In the United States, credentialing and certification of these subspecialties is handled by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).[2]

The Certification Exams typically take place in mid- to late-August, and require physicians to register between December 1st - April 15th.[3]

References Edit

  1. "Internal Medicine Subspecialties Career Information | ACP". Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  2. "Policies | Becoming Certified |". Retrieved 2022-04-18.
  3. "Internal Medicine Certification Exam Dates |". Retrieved 2022-04-18.